Whether Pentecostals are eligible for alternative military service (January 1996 - April 2001) [ROM36756.E]

No information on whether Pentecostals in Romania are eligible for alternative military service could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. For copies of the legislation pertaining to alternative service and for analyses of the alternative service in Romania, please consult ROM28665.E of 20 January 1998, ROM33365.E of 24 December 1999, and ROM34636.E of 12 June 2000.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Correspondence sent to two sources

IRB databases


Internet sites including:

Amnesty International

Christian Solidarity

European Bureau for Conscientious Objection

European Campaign against Conscription

International Christian Concern

International Coalition for Religious Freedom


United Pentecostal Church International

War Resisters League

World News Connection